It's a longstanding wedding tradition that brides wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on their wedding day for good luck. And most brides interpret that practice in a similar way, with a blue garter, some borrowed and old jewelry, and a new wedding dress. Yet if you're looking to add some creativity, there are so many other stylish ways to incorporate old custom in a new way.Ideas for Something Old
Ideas for Something New
Ideas for Something Borrowed
Ideas for Something Blue
And a Sixpence in Her Shoe
The history of this tradition:The full saying is actually, "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe," and first appeared in print in 1883. American brides often leave off the last part of the saying, gathering only the first four items.
is a symbol for her family, her past and tradition.
is a symbol for her new life ahead of her.
is traditionally borrowed from another happy bride, and symbolizes borrowed happiness.
is a symbol for fidelity, purity, and love. For Christian brides, it is also a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
A Sixpence in Her Shoe
is a symbol for future prosperity and wealth. The sixpence is a British coin that was in use from 1551 to 1967, and was worth six pennies. If you have a chance to purchase an antique coin, you can tape it to your sole for good luck.